Stubbs II checks in with news, notes and nuggets from across Eastern
Ohio. Some of the big winners include Dover, Zanesville Rosecrans (15
3s in win over Fisher Catholic) and Malvern's Tyler Tucci who came
through with a triple-double in the Hornets win over Hiland.
After another weekend of high school boys basketball, contributor Kurt Stubbs II checks in with news, notes and nuggets from across Eastern Ohio. Some of the big winners include Dover, Zanesville Rosecrans (15 3s in win over Fiaher Catholic) and Malvern's Tyler Tucci who came through with a triple-double in the Hornets win over Hiland.
-Okay, so did every school in the Eastern District get together and say we are going to play Cleveland Max Hayes. Is this the trendy thing to do? I guess I don’t understand it. Dover throttled Hayes 71-16 on Tuesday, while New Philadelphia did the same on Saturday night with a 75-32 handling of the Cleveland-based school. East Liverpool also has this team on the schedule.
-Freshman Paul Honigford broke out in a win over Strasburg with a 21-point and eight- rebound performance for the (2-0) Pirates. Honigford is averaging 14.5 points per game and eight boards. Trust me, these numbers are only going to rise.
-Are you kidding me? Zanesville Rosecrans made 15-of-23 triples in an upset victory over Lancaster Fisher Catholic (69-52). Seven of those three balls came in the first quarter. Don Miller was a perfect 6-of-6 behind the arch, which was good for 20 markers. Josh Kohler was true for 18 tallies including 4-of-5 from down town and Kyle Colopy was 4-of-8 from three to go along with 16 counters.
-Hidden gem. Tucked away in the south part of Zanesville is Maysville’s Eastin Lewellen, but his game is far from hidden. The junior is starting to make his name known amongst the Muskingum Valley League clientele.
-Coshocton’s Rydell Chrisman knocked down a game-winning three-point goal as time expired in the Redskins’ 60-57 victory. Chrisman finished with 21 points. The Braves standout Brian Gasser, who hit a three-point goal moments earlier to tie the game, finished with 19 markers. Division II in the Eastern District better be aware of the Redskins.
-In the aforementioned New Philly/Max Hayes game the Quakers earned the school’s 1,100 victory.
-Marietta defeated Caldwell 52-40 earning them the school’s 1,200 triumph.
-Triple-double. Junior Tyler Tucci makes this a habit and Friday night he did it again in the Hornets’ 77-52 win over Hiland. Tucci recorded 17 points, 13 assists, and 11 caroms. The other two members of the three-headed monster (Trevor Halter and Zak Kapron) finished with 28 points and six boards and 21 tallies and 12 caroms respectively.
-Somebody better recognize. Wellsville has two outstanding players both with the last name of Carter. Senior Zane Carter and sophomore Jeremy Carter enjoyed huge nights in a 71-60 win over Toronto. Zane scored 23 points and grabbed 16 boards, while the younger Carter had a game-high 24 markers to go along with nine rebounds.
-What happened? Fort Frye owned a 16-point lead with 5:53 to play in the fourth quarter against Warren only to watch the lead slip away and eventually fall victim to the Warriors (50-49). I’m at a loss for words here considering the Cadets have one of the top programs in the district.
-On fire. The Tri-Valley Scotties are picking up right where they left off last year by scorching the nets at a 60% rate by making 25-of-42 action shots in a 57-41 win over Columbus Linden McKinley.
-Shadyside started its much-talked about campaign with a 61-57 triumph of Shenandoah. The Tigers came out hitting on all cylinders connecting on six triples in the first stanza and 26 points in all.
-Elton John’s classic “Benny and Jets” was playing loudly after new head coach Ben Porter earned his first victory with his alma mater (Union Local) on Saturday night over his former squad the Barnesville Shamrocks, 68-64.
Eastern District Results
Tri-Valley 52 Crooksville 39
Tri-Valley 57 Linden McKinley 41
Zanesville 77 Columbus East 42
Columbiana Crestview 69 Beaver Local 63
Buckeye Local 58 Indian Creek 53 (OT)
New Philadelphia 60 Cambridge 42
New Philadelphia 75 Cleveland Max Hayes 35
West Branch 68 Carrollton 56
Massillon Jackson 66 Carrollton 55
Claymont 67 River View 42
Minerva 77 Claymont 73
Coshonton 60 Indian Valley 57
Dover 48 Meadowbrook 35
Martins Ferry 68 Edison 62
Morgan 79 John Glenn 60
Morgan 62 Glouster Trimble 39
Maysville 76 Albany Alexander 68 (OT)
Philo 51 Sheridan 38
West Holmes 75 Loudonville 49
-21-2 third quarter spurt
-West Holmes (Steve Rucki eight points and nine assists) John Miller 21 points and Ethan Holt 17 markers.
West Muskingum 69 New Lexington 44
Barnesville 62 Bridgeport 50
Union Local 68 Barnesville 64
Vincent Warren 50 Fort Frye 49
Garaway 67 Strasburg 50
River 63 Monroe Central 46
Ridgewood 52 Newcomerstown 50 (OT)
Sandy Valley 53 Conotton Valley 47
Shadyside 61 Shenandoah 57
Tuscarawas Valley 65 Tusky CC 37
Caldwell 59 Beallsville 39
Bishop Rosecrans 69 Lancaster Fisher Catholic 52
Steubenville CC 75 Bishop Rosecrans 54
Salineville Southern 72 East Liverpool Christian School 35
Beaver County Christian 79 East Liverpool Christian School 38
Malvern 77 Hiland 52
Wellsville 71 Toronto 60